Adrian Burton Jovanovic

Adrian Burton Jovanovic BSE'89 is founder and President of eMedia Music Corp., a leading publisher of educational music software recognized as one of Washington’s top 100 software companies. eMedia develops and distributes a variety of music products, including software, videos and music instruments, including products under the For Dummies brand.

Formerly, Adrian worked at Microsoft Corporation as a Program Manager and Software Design Engineer, designing and developing tools used for the creation of Microsoft multimedia titles including the Microsoft Encarta encyclopedia.

Adrian serves as a City of Seattle Music Commissioner and has served on a number of non-profit boards, including as a co-founding board member and President of Committee to Save Cooper Union.

Adrian received his BSE degree from Cooper Union in 1989. While at Cooper Union he was Chapter President of the national engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi and Founder and Captain of the division winning Cooper Union Tennis Team. Upon graduation he was awarded the Cooper Union Alumni Association Award for outstanding service and later was later inducted into the Society of 1859, recognizing Cooper Union donors who have made enduring gifts. More recently, Adrian received the 2016 Cooper Union Alumnus of the Year Award.

Role: Alumni Trustee
Elected to the Board: December 2015
Class Term: 2019
Term Limit: 2023

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.